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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

#7 of 16 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Gansbaai Features Animals
Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 28 384 0556
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A typical trip will have you exploring our magnificent coastline and bay while looking for whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and seabirds. Apart from the Southern Right Whales, we are able to view Brides Whales, Humpback Whales and possibly even Great White Sharks.There are many Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Dolphins, Sunfish and plenty of coastal marine birds to been seen whilst out at sea.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 28 384 0556
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Had the most wonderful experience with my friend on Ivanhoe Sea Safaris.Got to see dolphins and most importantly Southern Right whales😀.The crew is wonderful and so knowledgeable, really made the trip even more enjoyable.Would recommend to visit them to anyone not only will you sea...More

1  Thank sarikie
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I doubted a long time because of the stories of sea sickness. Im so glad i came with ivanhoe tours today! The tour was very well arranged. A nice boat, not as full as the others we saw in Hermanus (too full no movingspace and...More

1  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Beautiful scenery, a great boat trip. Spacious boat with helpful and knowledgeable crew. Amazing to see the gentle giants of the sea up close. Best experience for my Mother and I. Would highly recommend this company.

Thank EricBlkr
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and 2 children went whale watching and saw several whales and 2 different kinds. The tour is the perfect amount of time to keep the children's attention. The crew was so knowledgeable about the whales and surrounding coast. After the whale tour, we...More

Thank Monica B
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Took a while but we eventually found a whale with its calf. Crew were very informative and knowledgeable and the 2 hours went by very quickly. Sea was quite choppy and on finding the whales the crew cut the engines to follow them. This meant...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Unfortunately, during our 2h trip we did not see any whales. According to the guide it was the "second time in 11 years" that this happened, so apparently we were extremely unlucky.. Unfortunately they also wouldn't give us the money back, just a voucher for...More

Thank hTrinkewitz
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Maybe it was the time of year we went and the calves were still too young (early Oct) but we were disappointed with our experience. I love seeing whales anywhere in the world, but perhaps we'd seen so many so close to shore in De...More

1  Thank Scotlandmac
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Did this tour with me mate Jonif from UK. We have done a lot of diving and whale boat tours in the past all over the Cape. Ok so the boat is not brand new but its clean and is well equipped with the latest...More

2  Thank Austin C
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Dear all, we had an amazing trip with the Ivanhoe guys with excellent explanations and appreciated the way they approach these phantastic animals in a way that they are not disturbed and a cow with a calf voluntarily came to us and stood with us...More

1  Thank Globetrotter201507
Reviewed 1 November 2015

The whale watching safari was nice because we found several whales, but I think that the time was not enough and the price pretty expensive.

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12 April 2016|
Response from Mailsurf |
Whales arrive in June and leave December.